Michael Jordan Earns $80 MIL a year
Basketball legend, Michael Jordan has not played professional basketball in nearly 10 years, yet he still earns $80 million dollars a year.
How does it happen? Well, your airness still has a ton of endorsements and investments in various companies such as Nike (Jordan brand), Gatorade, Hanes, Upper Deck, 2K Sports, Five Star Fragrances, and Presbyterian Healthcare.
Jordan also owns six restaurants, a car dealership in North Carolina car dealership, a motorsports team and of course he has an 80% stake in the Charlotte Bobcats.
In fact, Jordan today, out-earns all active athletes except one, boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. who made $85 million in 2012.